GoG sale: should I get Arcanum and Vampire Redemption?

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So I've played through (or started and not finished) a couple of the Black Isle Studios, Troika, Obsidian, whatever the hell they wanna call themselves games like Planescape, Fallout New Vegas, Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines, and I've generally loved what I've seen.

So right now gog.com is having a sale on Arcanum and Vampire The Masquerade Redemption, they're 3 dollars each. So my question to you is should I buy them? Have you played them and how were they?

Yes! For god's sake, yes!

If you dont, you will regret it the rest of your life.

Redemption is no Bloodlines, but damn worth playing for the setting, at least. And Arcanum...I wanted to buy it for a long time, thanks for the tip!

Just bought Arcanum. Appreciate the tip :D

damn you gog i bought it before the sale. I'm not sure about redemption is it worth getting since i have bloodlines

tony2077:
damn you gog i bought it before the sale. I'm not sure about redemption is it worth getting since i have bloodlines

As I said, Redemption isn't Bloodlines. You won't get the same plot or characters from it. Not even the same gameplay -it's more Diablo-y. However, if you like the setting it's really good. Really awesome on the whole Vampire thing and to top it off it goes from Dark Ages to modern to show a broader spectrum of the World of Darkness. And the Disciplines are mostly in line with their PnP counterparts for a more authentic feel. The best part is that the multiplayer offers lots of tools to run your own chronicle.

Take that as you will. What I'm saying is that if you want more WoD, then go for it. And besides it's 3$, it's not like you're losing a lot.

Arcanum is an unregrettable game. There's just so much to see and do, so much customisation and choice. If you don't mind good old 2D sprite graphics, it's a winner. Buy it. (I have it on disc from when it was first released and I am not letting it go!)

Picked up Arcanum myself. Isometric RPGs aren't usually my thing, but for $3, ain't got much to lose.

Arcanum yes, it's basically a steampunk Fallout and it's bloody brilliant in that regard.

Redemption... hmm, that ones tougher. If you're really into the setting it's certainly not a bad game, but it's not exactly great either. I guess at that price I don't see a reason why not to give it a try if you're interested, just don't expect it to be anything like or anywhere as good as Bloodlines was.

Incidentally if you do pick up Arcanum, be sure to download the fan patch available here. Like most Troika games Arcanum was pretty damned buggy and imbalanced on release.

Arcanum is pretty much my go-to example of anything regarding videogames and awesomeness. It's a definite must play in my eyes, especially with a $2.99 price tag.

Arcanum, yes. Redemption, no. Redemption isn't without its good parts, but it's just not worth the frustration. Play Bloodlines again instead.

Arcanum is the best steampunk CRPG ever made.

I wanted Arcanum a long time ago, but the reviews in magazines swore it was tedious with lots of bland lifeless landscape. I'd still get it if I ran across it though.

I played through Arcanum for the first time recently, and for $3 it's well worth it, and then some. If I knew how good it was before playing it, I would've paid $100 for it. I absolutely loved it, right from the first time this played:

It's a bit unbalanced, so you might not have an easy time of things if you pick a specific character build. Also, not having direct control over the rest of your party members hurts thing a bit. The world they've created though, and all of the quests with many different paths to success, are just incredible. Just make sure you play in turn-based combat mode, the real-time mode was tacked-on to please the publisher (apparently), and is pretty terrible and so fast you can't tell what's going on. Definitely get the fan-made patch and the HQ music/maps and High-Res patches as someone aboved linked to.

Haven't played Redemption but I deemed it worthy of my $3 to find out if it's any good.

Vampire Redemption is a great story that unfortunately suffers from an old and sometimes obtuse and difficult to use control system (point and click adventure game) as well as 2-3 stupid teammates that will run into a room and, as often as not, die leaving you to do everything alone anyway. If they remade the game with bloodline's controls it would be the better game by far since the story is better.

bottom line;
It's a good game for what it is, and how old it is, with an interesting story good atmosphere and engaging characters, but it will feel clunky compared to bloodlines. and that is unfortunate.
for $3 I would buy it.

drthmik:
Vampire Redemption is a great story that unfortunately suffers from an old and sometimes obtuse and difficult to use control system (point and click adventure game) as well as 2-3 stupid teammates that will run into a room and, as often as not, die leaving you to do everything alone anyway. If they remade the game with bloodline's controls it would be the better game by far since the story is better.

bottom line;
It's a good game for what it is, and how old it is, with an interesting story good atmosphere and engaging characters, but it will feel clunky compared to bloodlines. and that is unfortunate.
for $3 I would buy it.

Hell, it feels clunky compared to most any game that came out between 1990 and 2000.

I have a lot of patience for antiquated controls and inefficient UIs, but dayumn.

It's been a while since I played Redemption, but I do remember liking it. Arcanum is just flat out great, definitely pick that one up.

likalaruku:
I wanted Arcanum a long time ago, but the reviews in magazines swore it was tedious with lots of bland lifeless landscape. I'd still get it if I ran across it though.

Well, you're in luck! Right now it's only 3 bucks down from 6 on GOG.com - you can't get a better deal than that. Both about the price and about where you get it from.

drthmik:
Vampire Redemption is a great story that unfortunately suffers from an old and sometimes obtuse and difficult to use control system (point and click adventure game) as well as 2-3 stupid teammates that will run into a room and, as often as not, die leaving you to do everything alone anyway. If they remade the game with bloodline's controls it would be the better game by far since the story is better.

Oh god, don't remind me about the team mates. I usually turn off their AI and leave them behind while I run ahead with Christof. Those guys are fucking imbeciles. "Oh, there are two targets to attack and each of them will die if I hit it three times. Better burn off half of my blood to buff myself for the fight!". Every. Fucking. Time. It's like they'd activate half a dozen Disciplines if they needed to kill a fly. If you do get to control them in the fight, it's fine, but if not - they'll just go and do stupid things.

If you do face a tough fight, then yes, it's OK to leave them on their own...mostly. But the other times, just don't stress them with fights. It makes their brains melt.

Buy now!!! You must do eeeeeeeet!

You will not regret it at all.

Arcanum is one of the best games you will ever play.

Redemption is a turd.

DoPo:

tony2077:
damn you gog i bought it before the sale. I'm not sure about redemption is it worth getting since i have bloodlines

As I said, Redemption isn't Bloodlines. You won't get the same plot or characters from it. Not even the same gameplay -it's more Diablo-y. However, if you like the setting it's really good. Really awesome on the whole Vampire thing and to top it off it goes from Dark Ages to modern to show a broader spectrum of the World of Darkness. And the Disciplines are mostly in line with their PnP counterparts for a more authentic feel. The best part is that the multiplayer offers lots of tools to run your own chronicle.

Take that as you will. What I'm saying is that if you want more WoD, then go for it. And besides it's 3$, it's not like you're losing a lot.

Is Redemption oWoD like Bloodlines or is it nWoD...just curious because I hate nWoD with a passion.

Rednog:

DoPo:

tony2077:
damn you gog i bought it before the sale. I'm not sure about redemption is it worth getting since i have bloodlines

As I said, Redemption isn't Bloodlines. You won't get the same plot or characters from it. Not even the same gameplay -it's more Diablo-y. However, if you like the setting it's really good. Really awesome on the whole Vampire thing and to top it off it goes from Dark Ages to modern to show a broader spectrum of the World of Darkness. And the Disciplines are mostly in line with their PnP counterparts for a more authentic feel. The best part is that the multiplayer offers lots of tools to run your own chronicle.

Take that as you will. What I'm saying is that if you want more WoD, then go for it. And besides it's 3$, it's not like you're losing a lot.

Is Redemption oWoD like Bloodlines or is it nWoD...just curious because I hate nWoD with a passion.

It's oWoD. It's older than Bloodlines, too. Also, there are no nWoD games. There are several Hunter ones (2-3, I believe) for one or two consoles in total - you can look them up if you're interested. I have no actual idea of their quality.

Don't really know about vampire redemption but arcanum is a great gem.

Definitely get arcanum. DO IT.

Yeah getting both would probably be a good idea considering they are fun.
You should also consider getting Caesar 3 in the sale too if you like city building sims.

Redemption was a huge MEH for me. Arcanum is visually 'dry' but considering you've already seen it's ilk you'll probably have no problems diving right into the rich expanses of it's story and setting.

Dude, the standard price for those games is more than worth it. On sale? Not a question.

And also, thanks for letting me know Arcanum is on sale! Grabbing it right now.

I love GOG.
No DRM, easy install, random extras, good price.

I've spent WAY too much on them.

DoPo:

Rednog:

DoPo:

As I said, Redemption isn't Bloodlines. You won't get the same plot or characters from it. Not even the same gameplay -it's more Diablo-y. However, if you like the setting it's really good. Really awesome on the whole Vampire thing and to top it off it goes from Dark Ages to modern to show a broader spectrum of the World of Darkness. And the Disciplines are mostly in line with their PnP counterparts for a more authentic feel. The best part is that the multiplayer offers lots of tools to run your own chronicle.

Take that as you will. What I'm saying is that if you want more WoD, then go for it. And besides it's 3$, it's not like you're losing a lot.

Is Redemption oWoD like Bloodlines or is it nWoD...just curious because I hate nWoD with a passion.

It's oWoD. It's older than Bloodlines, too. Also, there are no nWoD games. There are several Hunter ones (2-3, I believe) for one or two consoles in total - you can look them up if you're interested. I have no actual idea of their quality.

The Hunter games were pretty mediocre. A decent enough way to waste some time with a friend, but nothing memorable.

Such a shame the Werewolf game got cancelled...

Let's put this into perspective, 2 coffees are over 3 dollars, a sandwich is over 3 dollars, now which are you going to enjoy more? And what kind of world do we live in where people can't spare 3 dollars for games that will last a very long time, as opposed to something you'll finish in under five minutes?
Get them.

chuckman1:
So I've played through (or started and not finished) a couple of the Black Isle Studios, Troika, Obsidian, whatever the hell they wanna call themselves games like Planescape, Fallout New Vegas, Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines, and I've generally loved what I've seen.

So right now gog.com is having a sale on Arcanum and Vampire The Masquerade Redemption, they're 3 dollars each. So my question to you is should I buy them? Have you played them and how were they?

Arcanum yes, definatly, that's the only game I've found that will let me destroy doors with a disintergrate spell. :)

Vampire: Redemption is a less crucial purchuse, interesting story, but pretty linear. I consider it a shadow of it's sequel "Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines".

biwenga:
Title Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane About the Author Dennis Lehane is the author of nine novels-including the New York Times bestsellers Gone, Baby,
San Jose Asian Escort Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day-as well as Coronado, San Jose Asian Escortsa collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida. Book Description Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane delivers an explosive tale of integrity and San Jose Escortvengeance-heralding the long-awaited return of private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro? Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston neighborhood twelve years ago.San Jose Escorts

Could you create one of those in Arcanum ?

I knew it had a deep character system, but damn asian hookers ?

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Therumancer:
Vampire: Redemption is a less crucial purchuse, interesting story, but pretty linear. I consider it a shadow of it's sequel "Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines".

Bloodlines is not a sequel. It is just another game in the same setting. The two have nothing in common aside from that.

But yes, the story is pretty linear. In fact I just remembered the ending. It was slightly Mass Effect-ish (not in disappointment level).

No, no, no, no, no. Come on, people, did you actually -play- Redemption? It's fucking horrible! The voice acting is dry, the combat is dull, the plot is predictable, and the characters are cardboard.

Anthraxus:

biwenga:
Title Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane About the Author Dennis Lehane is the author of nine novels-including the New York Times bestsellers Gone, Baby,
San Jose Asian Escort Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day-as well as Coronado, San Jose Asian Escortsa collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida. Book Description Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane delivers an explosive tale of integrity and San Jose Escortvengeance-heralding the long-awaited return of private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro? Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston neighborhood twelve years ago.San Jose Escorts

Could you create one of those in Arcanum ?

I knew it had a deep character system, but damn asian hookers ?

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im too scared to click the link whatd it lead to?

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